The exhibition has been compiled from two extensive collections of artist’s books, from private collector Henk Woudsma and the collection of the Groninger Museum. Both collections agree in one key aspect: their starting point is conceptual art from the 1960s and 70s. The collection of the Groninger Museum is limited to the period 1960-1980, an era in which the artist’s book was reinvented and a foundation was laid for a new canon of the artist’s book. Woudsma’s collection is largely focused on the Dutch artist’s book and runs until the present day.
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